Paul De Santis has been promoted to partner at Goettsch Partners in Chicago. De Santis joined the firm in 2005 and will continue to serve as a senior project designer.
James McHugh Construction Co. in Chicago has named Dave Alexander president following the retirement of Bruce Lake, who spent nearly 40 years with the company. Alexander started his career at McHugh as an intern and was promoted to project manager, chief estimator and senior vice president before being named president.
HGA has promoted Joe Wetternach to vice president in its Minneapolis office.
Trent Holder, senior aviation planner, has joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will work on aviation planning projects with an emphasis on forecasting, noise modeling and airport layout plan development.
Barton Malow Co. in Southfield, Mich., has new executive leaders. Chuck Binkowski was promoted to chief operating officer; Alex Ivanikiw is now Liftbuild managing director; MaryAnn Kanary was promoted to chief legal officer; Lars Luedeman is now chief financial officer; and Tom Porter was promoted to executive vice president.
George R. Mulholland was promoted to associate principal at Raths, Raths & Johnson in Willowbrook, Ill. Mulholland is a forensic structural engineer with 29 years of experience in structural and building enclosure evaluations and repairs, field investigation and expert witness testimony on building failures.
SmithGroupJJR has hired Steven Baumgartner as an urban systems and infrastructure strategist and a principal of the firm. Based out of the firm’s Detroit headquarters, Baumgartner will lead multidisciplinary teams across the nation in the research, design and development of large scale campus, city and district planning initiatives for the firm’s higher education, workplace and urban design practices.
Environmental Systems Design (ESD) in Chicago has promoted Keith Seier to chief operating officer and Chris Wilson to vice president, operations director. Seier, who joined the company in 2006, was also named an executive vice president of the firm. Seier previously led ESD’s technical training programs and participated in company strategic planning. Wilson joined ESD in 2011 and will continue his role as studio leader of the Energy+Eco team in addition to his duties in operations.
Bill Litz, Aristeo chief financial officer, was named chairman of the AGC of Michigan at its annual meeting in February.
Kimberly Slaughter has joined HNTB as the national transit/rail leader based in the Chicago office.